July 2, 2014
With very little information on the internet about 2 way Radio’s, it is very rare when we get a chance to re post, with permission, an article from this industry.
PMR446 Handheld Transceiver
Designed to meet the demands of the licence free PMR 446 service, the IC-4088SR builds on its predecessor’s functionality, features and operating performance.
Featuring a high level of flexibility, the IC-4088SR allows instant communication between members of a group in and around buildings and over short distances. This makes it the perfect tool for keeping in touch with friends, family and work colleagues whilst in close proximity to them. The applications for the PMR446 service are almost limitless and the IC-4088SR would be suitable for camping, golf, catering, use in sports centres, on building sites, catering, events management, neighbourhood watch, factories, farms etc. What’s more it is water-resistant making it ideal for rambling, trekking, or for use on inland waterways etc.
An optional external charger socket or cigarette lighter lead allows you to charge and operate the IC-4088SR allowing you to use the IC-4088SR when and whenever you like.
The IC-4088SR has all the hallmarks of a quality product. It is well designed, easy to use and very robust. Its strong body makes it ideal for outdoor activity enthusiasts, for example. In fact the IC-4088SR is ergonomically designed and there are an absolute minimum number of switches making operation quick and intuitive. The large, easy to read LCD shows operating information at a glance with clear status icons such as ‘low battery’ and ‘timer’ that are easily recognisable.
In addition to its ease of use and aesthetic design the IC-4088SR is packed full of communication features that provides the user with a high level of usability and convenience. Among these useful functions are a simple voice scrambler that will provide secure private communication and a handy ‘Automatic Transponder’ function which automatically warns you if the other radios are out of range.
Other useful operating functions include a call ring function, which allows you to send a ring tone when calling another party – similar to using a mobile phone. Ten different ring types can be selected from. To ensure clear communications with other radios, you can select from 8 different radio channels and 38 different group codes, giving more than 300 different combinations to choose from. A Smart Ring function is also included which lets you know whether your call has got all the way through.
The IC-4088SR transceiver is available with charger and four rechargeable batteries. Two commercial multi-packs are also available.
- Rugged construction and high performance antenna
- External DC power jack
- Built-in voice scrambler
- Simple to use for everyone
- Economical three alkaline cells
- Splash resistant construction
- Built-in CTCSS encoder and decoder
- Automatic transponder system
- Smart-ring function
- Call-ring function
- Power save function
- Low battery indicator
- Automatic power-off timer (0.5–2 hours)
- Scan function
- PTT hold function
- Variable time-out-timer (1–30 minutes)